I've installed and configured xorg on arch (using these instructions) and kdebase. I've added dbus and kdm to daemons. After the login with kdm, but before finishing loading the deskop all stops and i can only move cursor by mouse and nothing happens. This solution on the wiki doesn't work for me (because I don't have Nvidia card?). My graphic card is Intel Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07).

Any suggestions?

  • I have an intel video chipset as well and never had an issue with this. I've always just installed xorg-server, xorg-utils, xf86-input-keyboard, xf86-input-synaptics, xf86-video-intel and kde (whole group) and it's worked for me out of the box.
    – MRR0GERS
    Commented Aug 19, 2011 at 15:56

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You might find some useful debugging information at ~/.xsession-errors, normally it would be plasma-desktop crashing.

I use a Intel card as well, kde4 has no problems loading.


I don't trust those instructions given the groups that are now allowed on install. Install these for Xorg and restart KDM.


Also given that you have intel... you might want to make sure that KMS is loaded early. I'd put it in your grub config as described here. I've had interesting problems before if it wasn't loaded early enough.

If that doesn't work you might try installing all of kde (group). in the event that some addon you're not thinking of is missing.

note: I do not have your chip or have had this exact problem so I can't be sure any of this will work


I've installed all of KDE and all works fine.

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